11/30/08

Husbandry?

Oh man. I don’t know if I’ll ever get the hang of this blogging thing. My blog expert friend Leona says that an effective blog is one that is updated regularly. It just doesn’t come naturally to me.

Anyway, things are grand around here. The big news is that I proposed to Anna and she said yes. I couldn’t be happier about it, and she seems pleased. We’re thinking about tying the knot sometime soon…maybe in a few months or so. I look forward to being a husband.

I’ve had a couple of weeks of rest and I’m really starting to get antsy. I’ve been going back and forth between the desire to plant some roots and the urge to get outta town. Living in Eugene is funny…the community here is great, but it’s still a small place and it’s hard to develop a meaningful music career here. People have done it, but not often. I’ve been able to eke out a living since I’ve been back, but I wonder if it will ever turn into a real income. I’m considering renting a space to put together a little project studio...not sure if I can afford it yet.

I’ve taken a couple of live sound gigs at Sam Bond’s Garage. It’s actually really fun. Quite a challenge…my respect for live sound engineers has risen (from an already high place). Last night I ran sound for the Mood Area 52 show. Great band.


I have a bunch of shows this week…I’ll be in Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, Medford, and Eugene. Five in a row, just like the old days. I’m excited to play the Tractor in Seattle. Great room. Musichead in Medford is an excellent indie record shop that puts on all-ages shows. I haven’t played there before but I have a feeling it will be fun.

11/4/08

Results...

San Francisco. Haven’t been here in a while…it’s nice to be back. I spent the first twelve years of my life across the bay in Oakland…feels kinda like home. I just landed at SFO. I’ll head over to old Justin King bandmate Nadir’s place, drop off my stuff and go somewhere to watch the election unfold.

I’ve been thinking about the significance of today’s election. It will be a day that we describe to our future grandchildren, I’m sure. This morning I walked with Anna and Louis to the ballot drop box by our house and paid attention to the details…It felt very purposeful.

So, I’m at Nadir’s place now with a little time to reflect. It looks like folks are voting in record numbers this year…I hope us citizens’ interest in current affair remains strong after the election. I think mine will.

Tomorrow I play at San Jose State University…It’ll be fun to talk to the students about the goings-on.